Editorial Charter

    1. Mission: JustMelbourne.com.au is committed to providing accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information on the events, attractions, culture, and eateries that make Melbourne, Australia a remarkable city. We seek to connect our community, promote local businesses, and celebrate the rich history and diversity of Melbourne.
    2. Independence: Our content is produced independently and free from external influence. While we value our relationships with partners and advertisers, the decision on what to cover and how is made by our editorial team, who uphold principles of fairness, accuracy, and objectivity.
    3. Accuracy and Fair Reporting: We are committed to providing information that is accurate, fair, and thorough. Our team verifies facts before publishing and makes every effort to cover stories from all relevant sides. Should any errors occur, we will correct them promptly and transparently.
    4. Respect and Diversity: We respect all individuals and groups in our community. Our content reflects the diversity of Melbourne and strives to include a wide range of voices, perspectives, and experiences. We reject any form of discrimination or bias in our reporting.
    5. Engagement: We seek to foster a healthy, constructive dialogue with our readers. We welcome and encourage feedback, comments, and story suggestions. All reader interactions will be moderated to maintain a respectful, civil discourse.
    6. Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable to our readers and the community we serve. We will maintain transparency about our company and editorial practices. We also take responsibility for our mistakes and will correct them openly.
    7. Protection of Sources: JustMelbourne.com.au recognizes the importance of protecting the anonymity of sources when required. We commit to keeping the identities of our sources confidential when they request it, subject to legal requirements.
    8. Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest: Our editorial staff avoids conflicts of interest or situations that could compromise editorial integrity. Any potential conflict will be declared openly.
    9. Respect for Privacy: We respect the privacy of individuals and will ensure that our reporting does not infringe upon a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy, unless it is in the public interest to do so.
    10. Social Responsibility: We aim to contribute to a better understanding of the social, economic, and cultural issues that matter to Melbournians. Our reporting will adhere to ethical guidelines, respecting human rights and promoting social justice.

    This charter guides the work of everyone involved in producing content at JustMelbourne.com.au, ensuring our commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards in serving our readers and community.

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